By: Danielle McLaughlin
Fitbit Alta Review
I have been using Fitbit devices for three years now, and although I wasn’t a huge fan of the Charge HR that I previously owned, I must admit that I love the Alta. The functionality of the Charge HR was okay, but it wasn’t the most attractive looking activity tracker. The Alta has interchangeable bands that make it look like a nice piece of jewelry. I have listed a few of my favorite (and affordable) band options at the bottom of this article. Besides aesthetics and step and calorie tracking, the Alta provides some really great data about your overall health.
The sleep tracker has made me much more aware of the amount of sleep I am getting each night. I know exactly when I should go to bed to get a decent number of hours. Something else I found really interesting is that the sleep tracker breaks down the quality of your sleep into four different categories: awake, light, REM and deep sleep. The sleep tracker tells you exactly how much time you spent in each stage of sleep.
Heart Rate Tracker
The heart rate tracker is a great tool to use, especially when you’re working out. It tells you your resting heart rate as well as the amount of time your heart rate is at a fat burn rate, cardio rate and peak rate. This is really helpful if you’re looking to improve your cardio health. I recently started a regimented workout routine and it’s encouraging to see how my heart rate has changed over the past few months.
I love the hourly feature on the Fitbit Alta, especially since I have a desk job. Between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., your Fitbit Alta will send you an hourly reminder (by vibrating on your wrist) to get up and walk if you haven’t walked at least 250 steps that hour. This is a great way to make sure you’re not sitting all day.
The Fitbit Alta has helped me make several improvements to my health because of all the in-depth information it provides. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking to get in shape or improve their overall health.